New Jersey's 21 counties could get millions of dollars in state disaster assistance under a new measure announced in the Legislature.
Senate President Steve Sweeney unveiled a proposal Monday that would establish a program to dole out funds to emergency management offices.
Sweeney and other stakeholders, including Atlantic County Emergency Management Director Vince Jones, say the program would help local governments create two-year plans and increase community outreach.
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The legislation doesn't specify how much money each county would get. Those decisions would be determined during the annual budget process.
Sweeney said in a statement the program would distribute millions of dollars.
The announcement comes nearly four years after Superstorm Sandy hit the region.